Innovation Manager Building (V01048)

Corporate Services , Vlaams-Brabant , Vilvoorde , Onbepaalde duur


As the largest (TIC) player in Belgium, Vinçotte is recognized as a reference in the fields of quality, safety, efficiency and environment. Through its inspections, verifications, certifications, process review & training activities, Vinçotte contributes each day to increase the safety of people and property, the quality of production and construction & the level of reliability of equipment and installations.

Vinçotte is currently looking for an Innovation Manager for our business unit Building (BUI). Building supports its customers in exploiting their patrimony in an efficient and sustainable manner. Vinçotte experts in the domains of quality, safety and sustainability offer solutions throughout the full building lifecycle, from design of the construction to exploitation and even demolition, so that building can be exploited in a timely, (cost) efficient and sustainable manner. Building supports a broad range of customers, like building promotors, architects, study bureaus, contractors, crane companies, electro installers, hospitals, retirement homes, schools, private individuals … and realizes over €60 million of revenue with over 40.000 customers.

Digitalization & automation change increasingly the face of these industrial activities. The convergence of IoT, Artificial Intelligence and robotics, among other evolutions, has enabled the opportunity to move towards smarter factories. To answer appropriately to these challenges Vinçotte continuously invests in innovation. We have enforced each of our business units with a dedicated innovation manager. We are currently looking for someone that can both act at strategic level & implement initiatives pragmatically with customers for the business unit BUI.


The innovation manager will play a key role into the transformation of our current organization. The main activities of the BUI innovation manager are to:

  • Improve & refine the BUI innovation strategy by uncovering diverse technological and market options for future business opportunities and possible new/disruptive business models.
  • Problem identification:gathering and structuring relevant information and guide process to identify problem to solve (unmet or latent needs for customers & staff members)
  • Ideation & scoring:coordinating the creative process of identifying, developing, and communicating novel ideas to solve the problem (including selection of the most promising ideas);
  • Demonstrate feasibility of new concepts: works out independently to translate ideas into practical/realistic prototypes to demonstrate the potential behind it.
  • Business & investment case modelling:developing the plan, key processes, go-to-market approach for creating value with the new service / solution. But also, justifies for making/continuing the investments.
  • Build the BUI innovation eco-systemto accelerate development of new services and the refurbishment of existing offering (customers, partners, academics, etc…).
  • Ensure good communicationon initiatives across stakeholders (BUI management team, supporting services, customers & partners) and contribute actively to development of an innovation culture;
  • Lay out the business roadmapfor selected projects and manage the EOP innovation portfolio to maximize outcomes.


  • Degree: Master degree.
  • Languages: You are fluent in Dutch, French and English
  • Experience: You have 5 – 10 years of relevant experience and a strong affinity with the building sector.
  • Skills & Competences:
    • You are a pragmatic & result oriented do-er, who is passionate about developing new things.
    • You are an independent, responsible and dedicated worker.
    • You come with excellent people skills: strong communication skills & the ability to simplify & explain complex problems to all stakeholders, to adjust your communication to your audience and patience with others when guiding them through change. You seek to understand others' needs and interests to build trust.
    • You have the judgment to act both quickly and wisely and you are capable of failing cheap & fast.
    • You possess managerial courage and organizational agility.
    • You are creative and able to run with minimal direction in an ambiguous environment. You thrive in change environments where you are able to adapt to changes, convince others to change the way they think & act, and you can clarify ambiguity.
    • Thinks strategically i.e. understands the internal/external environment impacting future business direction.
    • You also come with
      • Genuine interest & experience in innovation, product/service development or digital transformation.
      • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
      • Able to develop with limited support solutions, prototypes & minimum viable product (MVP).
      • Strong commercial focus and able to onboard customers to develop test/pilots with them.
      • Organized, capable of prioritizing work and focusing on important tasks.
      • When you face contradiction, you don’t give up but communicate to solve ambiguity.
      • A natural enthusiast that encourages people to think creatively and come up with new ideas.
      • Strong communicator able to build credibility at different levels and with individuals with a range of functional and technical backgrounds.
      • Able to thrive in a fast-moving environment, including dealing with ambiguity and changing priorities.
      • Collaborates effectively and seeks out/ replicates better practices.
      • Overcomes barriers that inhibit interaction & goes beyond ‘borders’ to connect with others.

In exchange we offer the possibility to develop your innovation skills within a strong business unit, a strong team and a competitive salary package (company car, bonus plan, meal vouchers, ...).

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